300 hours Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

September 2024 – December 2025


A rigorous course of study and integration; because beautiful destinations take time to travel to

Are you ready to go beyond the basics and embark on a transformative journey that transcends boundaries and takes your practice to new heights? This course is tailored for dedicated practitioners and aspirational teachers who seek to not only further deepen their personal practice but also soar to the pinnacle of their teaching profession.

With our unique 300-hour course, you’ll unlock a treasure trove of benefits and opportunities: Elevate your understanding of yoga, amplify your teaching skills, and cultivate a profound connection with this ancient practice. This program is meticulously designed to expand your horizons as a practitioner and unlock your teaching potential.

Step into a world of advanced techniques, rigorous training, and integrated learning to promote excellence in the yoga community. Join us on this journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and evolution. Elevate yourself, and inspire others to do the same.

Welcome to yoga mastery!

What to expect


Delve into the ancient, traditional yoga texts. Immerse yourself in the authentic practices and wisdom that have been revered for centuries. Through dedicated study and practice, you will master these timeless yoga techniques, unlocking their transformative potential.

Engage in thought-provoking discussions and debates on yoga philosophies, delving into the depths of ancient wisdom. This intellectual exploration will lead you down increasingly intricate paths of inquiry, challenging your perspectives and opening your mind to new dimensions of understanding.

Experience, question and evaluate both Eastern and Western approaches to the body, mind, and soul. Gain a comprehensive view of diverse philosophies and methodologies, allowing you to draw insightful comparisons and discern the essence of each tradition. This holistic perspective empowers you to integrate the best of both worlds into your practice.

Grow an enlivened Yoga Sadhana, to cultivate a reflective and rich practice that transcends the physical postures; your practice can become a sacred ritual, a journey of self-realisation that incorporates authentic, traditional practices. It will empower you to access deeper layers of consciousness, fostering a profound connection between your physical, mental, and spiritual dimensions.

This transformative journey will lead to a more enriched and fulfilling way of life.

CORE Curriculum Modules

Techniques, Training and Practice

Meditation 

Uncover the profound essence of meditation through an in-depth exploration of its foundational principles. Drawing from ancient texts such as Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, this course will guide you through a comprehensive understanding of meditation in its fullest context. Experience the seamless integration of meditation into your practice – as a standalone discipline, as a transformative prelude, and as an integral component within the realms of asana and pranayama. This course promises to illuminate the path towards a profound and enriching meditation practice, elevating your journey towards inner peace and self-realisation.

Pranayama

Understand Pranayama in its fullest context, using theory from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Explore the foundations of breathing, refining the breath, understanding and experiencing Prana, the importance of the bandhas, developing ratios and kumbhakas, and understanding the nadis. Full practical application of Pranayama as a stand-alone practice, as a preparation for meditation, and to integrate into asana and relaxation elements of classes.

Shatkarma

Conintue your transformative journey through the ancient practices of shatkarma. These time-honored techniques have been revered for their profound cleansing and balancing effects on the body and mind. Through dedicated exploration and guidance, these practices will unlock new levels of vitality, clarity, and well-being within you. Deepen your yoga sadhana by delving into the transformative power of these purification practices, and experience a profound shift in your physical and mental state.

Asana


Yin Yoga
Discover profound relaxation and flexibility in Yin Yoga. Sink into deep, passive stretches, targeting connective tissues and joints. Embrace stillness, promote mindfulness, and experience a rejuvenated sense of balance and calm.

Trauma Informed Yoga
Create a safe space for healing with Trauma Informed Yoga. Gentle, empowering practices guide emotional release and restore a sense of safety. Cultivate resilience and self-compassion in this nurturing environment.

Embodied Yoga
Merge movement with mindfulness in Embodied Yoga. Explore the interplay of body and breath, fostering a deep mind-body connection. Enhance self-awareness and presence, unlocking a profound sense of inner harmony.

Restorative Yoga
Indulge in ultimate relaxation with Restorative Yoga. Supportive props cradle the body in gentle postures, encouraging deep release and restoration. Replenish your energy, leaving you refreshed and revitalised.

Yoga with Props
Deepen your practice with Yoga with Props. Utilise props to enhance alignment and deepen stretches. Experience a new level of accessibility and refinement in your poses, promoting strength and flexibility.

Chair Yoga
Accessible and inclusive, Chair Yoga adapts poses for all abilities. Seated or standing, experience gentle stretches and strengthening exercises. Improve flexibility, balance, and overall well-being in a supportive environment.

Somatics in Yoga
Unlock greater mobility with Somatics in Yoga. Re-educate muscles through gentle, mindful movements. Release tension, improve flexibility, and cultivate a greater sense of ease and freedom in your body. Experience a revitalised sense of mobility and well-being.

Teaching Methodology

Pedagogical Alchemy – Structuring Content and Learning for Workshops, Courses and Retreats
Master the art of effective teaching with Pedagogical Alchemy. Learn to craft engaging and impactful workshops, courses, and retreats. Discover the secrets to structuring content for optimal learning experiences.

Intelligent Sequencing
Unearth the power of Intelligent Sequencing. Tailor classes to flow seamlessly, optimizing the benefits of each posture. Develop a deeper understanding of how postures interconnect, creating a harmonious and transformative practice.

Hypermobility on and off the Mat
Navigate the challenges of Hypermobility both on and off the mat. Gain insight into specific practices and adjustments to support those with hypermobile bodies. Cultivate strength, stability, and mindful movement for enhanced well-being.

The Art of Observation: Hands-On Assists
Refine your teaching with The Art of Observation and Hands-On Assists. Learn to offer precise and supportive adjustments, enhancing students’ alignment and experience. Deepen your connection and communication through tactile cues.

The Language of EveryBody
Embrace inclusivity with The Language of EveryBody. Cultivate a teaching style that speaks to all individuals, regardless of their physical abilities or limitations. Create an environment where everyone feels seen, valued, and supported.

Bringing the Shape to the Body – Adapting All Practices for All Bodies
Empower yourself with the skills to adapt practices for all bodies. Learn to modify poses to accommodate different physical abilities and limitations. Foster a nurturing and inclusive space where every practitioner can thrive.

Mantra 

Understand yogic mantras and how to chant them more effectively. Explore the theory and pronunciation of Sanskrit – the key to more resonant mantra chanting. Develop your theoretical and practical knowledge of Om, the bija mantras, Vedic Mantras and Tantric chanting. Understand the role of the Devas – the Gods and Goddesses of Yoga.

Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy for Embodied Yoga
Deepen your understanding of the body with Anatomy for Embodied Yoga. Explore the intricacies of human anatomy and how it relates to yoga practice. Gain insights that will enhance your teaching and personal practice.

Anatomy of Breath and Bandhas
Delve into the Anatomy of Breath and Bandhas. Understand the physiological mechanisms behind breath control and energy locks. Learn to harness these vital components for a more profound and transformative yoga experience.

Anatomy of Key Joints and Structures
Unlock the secrets of key joints and structures in the body. Gain a comprehensive understanding of how these elements function in yoga practice. Enhance alignment, prevent injuries, and optimize the benefits of each pose.

The Nervous System and the Hidden Face of Trauma
Uncover the intricate workings of the Nervous System and its role in yoga practice. Explore the subtle impacts of trauma on the nervous system and learn techniques to create a safe and healing space for all practitioners.

Beyond the Skin We’re In: Fascia
Dive into the world of fascia and its profound influence on movement and well-being. Explore how fascia connects and supports the body beyond the musculoskeletal system. Gain insights to revolutionize your approach to yoga and embodied movement.

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics

An Ethical Business – Yoga Equity
Explore the foundations of an Ethical Business in the realm of yoga. Learn how to foster inclusivity, diversity, and equality within your yoga practice or teaching. Create a space where all individuals feel welcomed and valued.

My Gita – Interpreting Philosophy for Everyday Life
Demystify ancient yogic philosophy in. Discover practical applications for daily living. Gain insights that bridge the gap between philosophy and modern existence, empowering you to lead a more purposeful and mindful life.

Beyond Yamas and Niyamas
Go deeper into the ethical and moral guidelines of yoga with Beyond Yamas and Niyamas. Uncover the subtleties and nuances of these principles. Apply them to enrich your practice and cultivate a more harmonious way of being.

Manifesting Joy – Metaphysics in Yoga Philosophy
Unlock the secrets of Metaphysics in Yoga Philosophy. Learn how to manifest joy and abundance in your life through metaphysical principles. Tap into a deeper understanding of reality and consciousness to elevate your sense of well-being.

Self Care for Yoga Teachers
Prioritise your well-being with Self Care for Yoga Teachers. Discover essential practices to nurture your physical, mental, and emotional health. Cultivate a sustainable and fulfilling teaching career while maintaining a balanced and thriving life.

Professional Skills 

Marketing and Digital Media – Social Media, AI, and All Things Tech
Navigate the world of marketing and digital media with a focus on Social Media, AI, and technology. Stay updated on the latest trends and tools to enhance your online presence and reach a wider audience.

Professional Development for Yoga Teachers
Invest in your growth with Professional Development for Yoga Teachers. Hone your teaching skills, expand your knowledge, and explore new avenues for personal and professional advancement. Elevate your teaching practice to new heights.

Building Community
Foster connection and belonging through the art of Building Community. Learn how to create inclusive spaces and meaningful interactions within your yoga community. Cultivate a supportive environment where individuals can grow and thrive together.

This is a 300-hour training course accredited by Yoga Alliance International.

Throughout the course, we will equip each individual for the skills / tools to:

  • Master yoga practices described in ancient, traditional yoga texts
  • Discuss, debate yoga philosophies, unearthing increasingly complex lines of enquiry through their practice
  • Understand and evaluate eastern and western approaches to the body, mind and soul.
  • Further deepen a reflective and rich practice which incorporates authentic, traditional practices through a committed and enlivened yoga sadhana.

Prospective students are be required to have a minimum of 1 year experience and practice since undertaking a 200 hour YTTC OR hold a YTTC200 certificate AND have a minimum of 4 years of committed Yoga experience.

This prerequisite acknowledges the importance of having a solid understanding of yoga fundamentals, including asanas, pranayama, and basic yogic principles. This experience allows participants to build upon their existing knowledge and deepen their practice during the program. We are passionate about excellence and rigour in the yoga industry- please see our 200 hours curriculum to understand the level of knowledge a 200 hours graduate should have for this 300 hour course.

This course is open to those who want to pursue Yoga as a personal lifelong path rather than for a career. Commitment to completing all the modules is, however required.

Teaching Faculty

Christine Mason

E-RYT500 (experienced registered yoga) with further Yoga Alliance accredited training in Prenatal, Yin and Aerial yoga, Trauma Informed Yoga. Yoga Training:  Bangalore, India, with Pradeep Gowda (a1000 Teacher Training School) and Sandeep Manur (Amrutha Bindu Yoga). Satyananda lineage, Hatha style of Yoga, Bihar school.


Bel Harvey

YTTC200 Bahia, Nottingham, with further Yoga Alliance accredited training in Prenatal, Restorative, Baby, Kids and Women’s Health and Menopause yoga, Sound Healing, Chair Yoga, Trauma Informed Yoga Krishnamacharya lineage.


Julie Hemmings 

E-RYT500 started teaching in 1996 whilst studying the ViniYoga Foundation Course, and completed her BWY Teacher Training in 2000. In 2004, Julie completed the BWY Pregnancy Yoga Module and the BWY Pranayama Module and  in 2008 studied Yin with Paul Grilley. For the past 6 years Julie has been delivering quality CPD Days and Training Courses for Yoga Teachers, exploring the inner focusing practices of Pranayama, Mantra, Chakras and Meditation.



Gosia Pearce

RYT500 Teacher trained in Hatha, Vinyasa, Trauma Informed Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga. Gosia loves to wave principles of yoga philosophy into all her classes and workshops. Through creating a warm atmosphere free of judgement and competition she invites students to investigate their experience and to adapt and evolve their practice according to individual needs. Gosia deliver Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training at the Breathing Space and teaches and mentors on our YTTC200. 


Melanie Cooper 

E-RYT500 Hatha, Vinyasa, Nidra, Yin and Anatomy. Author of ‘Teaching Yoga Adjusting Asana’, Melanie began teaching in 1997 and joined the TTC200 and TTC300 faculty in 2010. Her teachings reflect a profound belief in yoga’s potential to heal and transform, driven by a deep love and connection to the practice. With menopause, her practice evolved to include yin, nidra, and slow flow, resulting in a beautiful transformation: a nurturing, soft, yet strong and intense practice.


Sharon Price 

Sharon, based in Matlock, Derbyshire, has practiced yoga since 2000 and taught since 2004. She offers weekly classes, private sessions, workshops, retreats (UK and Abroad), and wellbeing events. Qualified with Jivamukti Yoga 300 hour TT, British Wheel of Yoga 500 hour TT, and Aerial yoga training, she continues her education with courses like BWY Children’s Module and Yin Yoga with Sarah Powers. Sharon teaches BWY Foundation Course Levels I and II, co-founded Be True Yoga School, and is a Yoga Alliance accredited 200-hour Teacher Training Course instructor. She’s passionate about making yoga inclusive, adapting postures for individual needs. Sharon hosts heart meditation Satsang gatherings, promoting accessibility.


Between them, they have over 100 years of yoga and teaching experience.

This course is one of commitment and integration – we have spaced out the weekends so you can digest and assimilate the learning into your practice and undertake self study.

For accommodation, we can share a discount code with you for nearby services apartments.


Month 1 September 2024

Friday, September 13, 2024: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday, September 14, 2024: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday, September 15, 2024: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM


Month 2 October 2024


 – Wednesday, October 9, 2024: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM online

Saturday, October 26, 2024: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday, October 27, 2024: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM


Month 3 -4 November /December 2024


 – Wednesday, November 13, 2024: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM online

Saturday, November 30, 2024: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Sunday, December 1, 2024: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

– Wednesday, December 11, 2024: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM online


Month 5 January 2025


Friday, January 10, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday, January 11, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday, January 12, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

– Wednesday, January 22, 2025: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM online


Month 6 February 2025


Saturday, February 8, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday, February 9, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM


Month 7 March 2025


Saturday, March 8, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday, March 9, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

 – Wednesday, March 19, 2025: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM online


Month 8 April 2025


Friday, April 4, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday, April 5, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday, April 6, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

 – Wednesday, April 23, 2025: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM online

 – Monday, April 28, 2025: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM online


Month 9 May 2025


Saturday, May 10, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday, May 11, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

– Wednesday, May 21, 2025: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM online


Month 10 June 2025

Saturday, June 7, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday, June 8, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

 – Wednesday, June 18, 2025: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM online


Month 11 July 2025


Saturday, July 5, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday, July 6, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

 – Wednesday, July 16, 2025: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM online


Month 12 August 2025

– Holiday break –


Month 13 September 2025


Saturday, September 6, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday, September 7, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

 – Wednesday, September 17, 2025: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM online


Month 14 October 2025


Saturday, October 4, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday, October 5, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

 – Wednesday, October 15, 2025: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM online


Month 15 November 2025


Saturday, November 1, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday, November 2, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

– Wednesday, November 12, 2025: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM online

Friday, November 28, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday, November 29, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday, November 30, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM


Month 16 December 2025


Saturday, December 13, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2025: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

 

Our course is of the highest quality and includes 300 hours. It is not ‘cheap’ for good reason, but it is excellent value. Our faculty comprise highly skilled and well respected professionals in their field and are paid accordingly. Our Shala observes ethical and transparent business and financial practices which adhere to yoga ethics (as you would expect from a yoga shala!) so the price allows us to run a sustainable and ethical business.

You will also benefit from FREE unlimited Yoga throughout the course to join any yoga class on our schedule and lifetime discounts on all additional TTCs upon successful graduation.


Option 1: Paid in full £3750

The best value option, saving £500 compared to instalments.


Option 2: Paid in 2 parts £3995

Deposit of £500 secures your place. The remaining balance of £3495 is due by September 1st 2024.


Option 3: Paid in 10 instalments £4250

Deposit of £500 secures your place.

Instalments are made by standing order.

Each of the subsequent 10 monthly payments are £375, the first of which must be made before the course start date. 

Option 3: Paid in 20 instalments £4250

Deposit of £750 secures your place.

Instalments are made by standing order.

Each of the subsequent 20 monthly payments are £175, the first of which must be made by 31st August 2024. 

Breathing Space Alumni Discount

If you developed as a teacher/practitioner on our TTC200, you qualify for £100 off! (Deduct from final payment. Applicable to all payment options)


Or, get in touch
and we can devise a bespoke plan that works for you.


To make the payments 

The Breathing Space School of Yoga Ltd  (business account)  Natwest | 32748817 | 01-02-66

Reference: TT500 + Your Surname (as many letters as permitted)   eg TT500BROWN

To ask any questions or arrange an informal chat please email Christine teaching@breathingspaceyogastudio.co.uk


Cancellation / Refund

ALL monies paid are non refundable and the non transferable to future dates.

No refund will be given in the event of non-attendance, non-completion or unsatisfactory completion that does not merit a ‘pass’.

High-quality, Ethical Teacher training in Derby, East Midlands

SIGNS OF A HIGH-QUALITY, ETHICAL COURSE

  • Your lead trainers will have a minimum of 15 years teaching experience.
  • Your lead teachers will teach the majority of the training and hold E-RYT500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with a level 2 qualification)
  • Your courses are accredited by Yoga Alliance International and count towards your ongoing CPD
  • Your course complies with elevated Yoga Alliance Standards
  • Our faculty comprises a number of Internationally recognised Trainers who are experts in their field
  • A personalised, friendly and inclusive learning environment.
  • Quality ongoing, expert mentoring.
  • A luxury, fully equipped Yoga Shala in which to undertake your trainings.
  • Transparent and ethical business and financial practices.

Teacher Training Graduate Testimonials

Testimonial

..I’m so excited to have got this far and for what comes next, but will miss our 200-hour retreat weekends together so so much. My practice has transformed!  The Yoga School is led by amazing teachers, with so much lived experience. Christine, the lead teacher, is an incredible mentor with such a passion for yoga, and I’ve loved the teaching input from Bel and Yashwanth too – they are all so experienced, knowledgeable, generous and caring. Thank you too to the rest of the Breathing Space community; the faculty of teachers who let us observe their teaching and the practitioners we have ‘practiced on’ in our apprenticeships and teaching practice.

I have loved every single minute of the 200-hour yoga teacher training, even the urdhva danurasana ones! Each module was creatively allowed us to explore yoga through different prisms and went far beyond the physical but into the subtle and transformative layers of the practice. Whilst I loved the opportunity to study in depth, I also really enjoyed the opportunities we had to explore Vinyasa yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Props and Restorative Yoga too. 

Most of all, I feel privileged to have shared my 200hr journey with 6 other amazingly strong, resilient, creative, joyful trainees, I have learnt so much from each of them, and I will remember this time forever. We’ve come a long way in 10 months, but there’s a life time of learning still to come.

Even though I was applied for yoga teacher training, what I really wanted was to deepen my knowledge of this wonderful practice. But now, I want to share the joy I feel within this practice with anyone who would like to take this journey.

Throughout the course, the teaching was first class. The course thoroughly equipped me to become a yoga teacher right from the start. There were low key opportunities to start teaching the fellow students right from the start, which eased me into the role of a teacher gradually. Positive feedback was given throughout.  The knowledge of both Christine, Bel and other teachers which participated in our training was deep and complemented each other. The course contained all the aspects which were required to develop a well-rounded teaching practice. There was not only the anatomy and physiology to underpin a safe and effective asana practice, but also a focus on yoga philosophy and all of the limbs of yoga. We looked at meditation, Nidra, Pranayama which allowed us a balanced progression.

Right from the opening ceremony to our graduation, ever part of the course was curated to provide us with the best possible deepening of our own personal practice and introduction to teaching yoga. Whether you want to learn to teach yoga, or purely deepen your own practice, I would highly recommend Breathing Space for its fantastic teacher training course.

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